Order of Oranje Nassau with Swords (Netherlands)

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LAYCOCK, Robert Edward

Major General Robert Edward Laycock
Special Service Brigade
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Knight of the Order of St John (KStJ)
Order of Oranje Nassau with Swords (Netherlands)
Legion of Merit (USA)

Born 1907; educated at Eton College and Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst; joined Royal Horse Guards, Mar 1927, 2nd Lt, 1927; Lt 1930; Capt 1934; married Angela Claire Louise (née Dudley Ward), 1935; instructor on anti-gas and air defence measures, School of Military Engineering, Chatham, Dec 1937; General Staff Officer, Grade 3 (passive air defence) in department of Chief of Imperial General S

LOGAN, Frank Allan

No 4 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
Order of Oranje Nassau with Swords (Netherlands)
Served in the 7th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment before volunteering for the Commandos in 1940. 
5 May 1942 commissioned Second Lieutenant, Corps of Royal Engineers [1].
London Gazette 1946 - Mentioned in Despatches (Temporary Captain) (Royal Engineers)  in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe [2].

PHILLIPS, Cecil Farndale

47RM Commando
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Mentioned in Despatches
Order of Oranje Nassau with Swords (Netherlands)

Acting Lieutenant Colonel Cecil Farndale Phillips was the Commanding Officer of No. 47 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines, during operations at Normandy and Walcheren.  Post war he commanded  3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines during operations in Malaya. 
 
  • 1 September 1923 appointed Probationary 2nd Lieutenant RM [*].

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